Monday, 19 October 2009

News media from the bluegrass scene in Britain

British Bluegrass News #50 (autumn 2009) has been posted out to members of the British Bluegrass Music Association (BBMA).

The 40-page issue includes a major obituary of Mike Seeger, features on the Steve Martin phenomenon, the Jaywalkers band, Monroe's Revenge (part 2), 'The state of bluegrass', and an interview with Tony Furtado. Sophia Johnson of the Toy Hearts reveals her ‘Favourites’, and 'The story behind the song' looks at Hazel Dickens‘s ‘Carry me across the mountain’. All this plus the usual 'What’s on', tour details and 2009 festival reports, CD reviews, 'Light in the window', 'SmallTalk', twelve area reports, and a bluegrass recipe.

This issue is the second to appear with Richard F. Thompson as editor-in-chief. British Bluegrass News is published by the BBMA, which was founded in 1990. The third BBMA e-newsletter has also recently been issued to members. To join the BBMA, contact the Membership Team, Clare and David Rozzell, by e-mail.

For further information about the BBMA and the e-newsletter, contact Richard F. Thompson, Press Relations, 14 Lime Grove, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, WS13 6ER; 'phone +44 (0)1543 252683; e-mail.

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The Scottish Bluegrass Association has brought out its fourth issue (October/November 2009) of Bluegrass and More, the e-magazine formerly issued by Dee Hallett. Bluegrass and More can be accessed on the SBA website or received by e-mail on application to the SBA.